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By Stephen Clarkson

Sullivan helped unify the 3 army companies below the 1st secretary of security, James V. Forrestal, and made the farsighted selection to construct the USS Nautilus, the country’s first nuclear-powered submarine. a guy of precept, Sullivan courageously resigned in April 1949 to publicly protest the choice of the hot secretary of safety, Louis Johnson, to without warning cancel—without session with the Navy—the development of the U.S., a brand new airplane supercarrier, calling Johnson’s act dangerous to the nation’s destiny safeguard. even as he protested Johnson’s forthcoming determination to terminate the Marine Corps and fold it into the military. Sullivan sacrificed his destiny governmental occupation for rules he refused to desert, and he enable the general public recognize what was once occurring. He epitomized politics according to strong feel, patriotism, and collegiality instead of rabid partisanship. within the a long time when you consider that, his demeanour, foresight, and judgments were vindicated. the U.S. has been more secure for it.

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